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Optical Illusions Cake


This colorful cake is cut out for fun! Using bold Primary and Neon Fondant and the inlay technique, it?s a breeze to add decorations as bright as the party balloons. Top it off with a large bow and ball border.
Makes: Cake serves 20.
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Step 1

In advance: Make bow following course instructions using 50/50 fondant and gum paste blend. Let dry.

Step 2

Tint 24 oz.fondant blue using primary fondant. Prepare and cover 2-layer round cake; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Tint white fondant yellow, green, red, orange and purple. Cut rounds and inlays using medium and small round Cut-Outs. Roll out blue fondant 1/4 in. thick. Cut circles using narrow opening of tip 12; roll into balls. Attach to bottom border and randomly on cake top and sides. Attach bow to cake top with gum glue adhesive.

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white vegetable shortening

white vegetable shortening

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Tip: 12

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Roll-N-Cut Mat

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Brush Set

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8 x 2  in. Round Pan

8 x 2 in. Round Pan

8 in. Cake Circle

8 in. Cake Circle

Tapered Spatula

Tapered Spatula

Cake plate or pedestal

Cake plate or pedestal

Toothpicks

Toothpicks

Glue stick

Glue stick

Facial tissue

Facial tissue

6 in. waxed paper square

6 in. waxed paper square

Using 2 sizes of Cut-Outs? or cookie cutters, Fondant Inlays add a contrasting color shape within a larger cut shape. Try making them directly on your cake!

Nothing says "celebrate" like a cake topped with a lush fondant bow. While the bow looks intricate, it's really just a grouping of fondant strips, folded, wrapped and arranged to create a full effect. When you cut strips with the Fondant Ribbon Cutter/ Embosser, you can create bows with stripes or beaded edge embossed designs. Or place fondant on Imprint Mat and roll over one time to imprint design.

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Optical Illusions Cake is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a great starter cake! My favorite time saving tip - just pipe a bead border on the cake with buttercream. I can never get the fondant balls to be exactly the same shape/size and I have a hard time getting them to stay in place without rolling around for a bit. It is too time consuming. Much faster and easier to pipe them with buttercream!
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love how the fondant decorations make a simple cake look beautiful, and the work of making one circle with the center of another color gives it a more sophisticated look. Also the bow on top of it simply makes it look great, a good finish touch, but I would have make it in a matching color instead of plain white.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was on of my first cakes. Everybody loved the idea of the dots, they though it was very modern and different. I did a fall cake using the same technique. Some friends already asked me to do their cakes for their daughter's/son's birthdays. I think is a medium difficulty cake specially when you do the inlays as if you don't paste the decorations properly, when you are covering the cake it tends to expand the fondant and it leaves spaces between the decoration, that was really the only challenge.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my first fondant cakes, I changed the colors and make it with some dusted colors, kind of vintage red and teal it's beautifull The perfect little birthday cake.
Date published: 2010-11-30
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